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Scutaro’s short-term outlook better than Pagan’s

Pagan visited Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles on Wednesday and will stay overnight to get another epidural injection, hoping to block the nerve pain resulting from a bulging disk in his lower back. [...] Scutaro was [Read entire story]

Andy Murray upset by 23-year-old Bulgarian

Out of sorts from the start of his quarterfinal against up-and-coming Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday, Murray - who in 2013 ended Britain's 77-year wait for one of its own to win the men's title at the All England Club - [Read entire story]

Padres’ Smith extended

San Diego Padres outfielder Seth Smith signed a $13 million contract extension through 2016 after being told by ownership that it is committed to winning. The Angels activated Tyler Skaggs from the disabled list in time [Read entire story]

Sports Calendar

Dodgers at Colorado MLB Net6pToronto at A's CSNCA (95.7, 990-Sp., 1010-Sp.) French Open Golf Ch.HORSE RACING1:15pAlameda County Fair, PleasantonPRO-AM BASKETBALL8pBay Raiders vs. The Greenbrier Classic Golf Ch.HORSE [Read entire story]

Names & Faces

Kiko Alonso The Bills starting linebacker, a Chronicle All-Metro selection from Los Gatos High in 2007, will miss the 2014 season after being diagnosed with a torn ligament in his left knee. Roger Federer The seven-time [Read entire story]

Best of the Day

Gardner, right, didn't have any problem succeeding against the Rays pitching staff as the 30-year-old outfielder hit a home run and a double while going 3-for-5. Gardner is the Yankees leader in batting average (.288), [Read entire story]

SF GIANTS UPDATE: The latest on Angel Pagan, Brandon Belt, Marco Scutaro

UPDATE, 4:55 P.M.: Angel Pagan’s visit to a Los Angeles back specialist provided no dramatic news. Manager Bruce Bochy said Pagan will have another epidural injection Thursday, rest through the weekend then restart his [Read entire story]

49ers roster, 90-in-90 breakdowns: Colton Schmidt

49ers roster, 90-in-90 breakdowns: Colton Schmidt

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days or in however long we feel like it). Today we focus on training camp leg, Colton Schmidt. Each year, we like to run a series of [Read entire story]

Shaun Livingston: ‘I stayed in the fight, regardless of where I was’

The Warriors found their much-needed backup point guard early in the free agency period, agreeing to terms with Shaun Livingston — a guy who has come back from one of the most gruesome injuries in NBA history. Seven [Read entire story]

Jonathan Martin and Moneyball

Jonathan Martin and Moneyball

I have some thoughts on a new way to approach Channing Crowder's comments after watching Brad Pitt pretend to worry about a Baseball team that has a lower payroll than Pitt was probably paid to be in the movie about the [Read entire story]

Digging deeper into the 49ers’ run-pass ratio

Digging deeper into the 49ers' run-pass ratio

The 49ers are widely considered to be one of the most run-heavy teams in the NFL. Using data from Football Perspective, we delve a bit deeper into that notion and consider what that might mean for San Francisco's [Read entire story]

Jimmy Graham declared a tight end for franchise tag purposes

Jimmy Graham declared a tight end for franchise tag purposes

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham lost his arbitration hearing, as he was ruled a tight end. This does not impact Vernon Davis yet, although a new contract for Graham could help Davis. In case you were wondering, [Read entire story]

Tuck Hoping to be a Leader in Oakland

Tuck Hoping to be a Leader in Oakland

Tuck says he's surprised Giants didn't make a strong move to keep him, but is excited by being with new teamPhoto Credit: Getty Images [Read entire story]

Ex-Teammate Says Martin Will Get "Everybody’s Best Shot" in 2014

Ex-Teammate Says Martin Will Get "Everybody's Best Shot" in 2014

Former Miami linebacker claims Martin is too soft to survive long in the NFLPhoto Credit: Getty Images [Read entire story]

ESPN quarterback rankings will surely entertain the masses

ESPN quarterback rankings will surely entertain the masses

ESPN posted quarterback rankings with the help of 26 anonymous league insiders. This is sure to go well with fans! Wednesday morning, ESPN's Mike Sando decided to take a deep dive into the always controversial topic of [Read entire story]

49ers roster, 90-in-90 breakdowns: Marcus Martin

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days or in however long we feel like it). Today we focus on rookie center, Marcus Martin. Each year, we like to run a series of posts [Read entire story]

49ers depth chart bubble watch: Fullbacks

49ers depth chart bubble watch: Fullbacks

The San Francisco 49ers start up training camp in three weeks. We continue our pre-camp depth chart breakdown with a look at the fullbacks. Previously: QB | RBThe San Francisco 49ers are 22 days from their first training [Read entire story]

US Goalie Tim Howard Lights Up Twitter

US Goalie Tim Howard Lights Up Twitter

As the United States vs. Belgium match went into extra time in the World Cup Tuesday, Twitter exploded with admiration for goalkeeper Tim Howard's super saves.Photo Credit: AP [Read entire story]

Lincecum throws another gem as Giants blank Cardinals

Lincecum throws another gem as Giants blank Cardinals

by The Associated Press Tim Lincecum followed his second career no-hitter with another vintage performance, pitching eight sharp innings to lead the Giants past the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 on Tuesday [Read entire story]

Warriors, Shaun Livingston reach 3-year deal

Warriors, Shaun Livingston reach 3-year deal

by The Associated Press OAKLAND -- The Warriors made a move to fill an important role on the first day teams were allowed to speak with free agents. The Warriors and guard Shaun Livingston agreed to a [Read entire story]